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    I'm currently trying to find relatives of my uncle's aircrew. The whole crew were killed when their Stirling crashed in 1942. The rear gunner may have had a brother, Claude Frederick Bond. I've picked up some references to him in the London Gazette, 21/09/43 this quotes 2 service numbers (1377512 & 145419), 8/5/51 and 22/06/54 both have service number 145419.

    Does anyone have access to the RAF lists which might give a bit more information to help with the research?

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    Dave,
    A Claude Frederick Bond Enlisted (1377512) into the RAFVR at Euston some time after Aug 1940, and (probably) before Dec 1941.
    He was Commissioned (from Corporal) to be an Acting Pilot Officer (Emergency) (145419) in the RAFVR General Duties Branch on 12 Jun 43. After Commissioning he would cease to use his Enlisted number.
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    Thanks Peter, that's really helpful.

    If this is the chap I'm looking for he was probably born in Belgium, his dad worked for the overseas branch of Lloyds Bank. Is there any way i can track down his D.O.B.?

    Dave

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    Retired List 1975

    Bond C F Born 17/2/21. Commissioned 12/6/43 F/L 1/10/67. Retired General Duties Branch 6/7/69

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    Ross

    That's brilliant. Thank you.

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    C F Bond appears in the 1982 Retired List but not the 2006 version, so he has departed the mortal coil.

    There is another C F Bond in the Retired List but this is Cyril Frank Bond DFC* ex 109 Sqn.

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    That's interesting. I can't find a death listed in the uk up to 2006 (the latest year for on line checking.) I guess he could have died abroad.

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    And I couldn't find his D Reg in England & Wales up to 2006. Therefore(?) D in Scotland, or NI (or elsewhere)?
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    Sorry, should have said England& Wales not UK. I suppose he could have died at the back end of 2006 and the death wasn't registered until Jan 2007.

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    Perhaps he bought a villa in Spain or somesuch!

    A departure from the mortal coil is the only reasonable answer as to why he is not in the Retired List, unless he was hanged for treason!!!!!!!!!!

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